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HP Slatebook 10 X2 and Slate 21 AiO, Tegra 4 devices?

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It seems that HP may be looking to launch two new Android devices this year. HP Slatebook 10 X2 and Slate 21 AiO have been leaked thanks to AnTuTu benchmarking scores. Both devices have scored admirably which may suggest that HP is taking a leave from making budget tablets. Now that the HP Slate 7 is out of the way, the manufacturer can truly turn its attention towards other high end endeavors. Previous rumors suggested that HP may opt for Intel’s Clover Trail processors but the recent surprising reveal of the HP Slatebook 10 X2 and Slate 21 AiO suggest that the company is partnering with Nvidia. Both the devices are packing a Tegra 4 processor, which is the top offering from the chip manufacturer. The tablets/devices are also running on Android version 4.2.1. While both the tablets share the same processor, the HP Slatebook 10 X2 scored higher at 27,259 than the Slate 21 AiO which scored 23,584. But we have to keep in mind that the benchmark results are never consistent and they can vary from test to test. The HP Slatebook 10 X2 seems to be a tablet/notebook combo with a removable keyboard dock. Of course this …

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£129 Budget HP Slate 7 – Too Late?

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HP has been making personal computers and laptops for a long time now and has been enjoying great success too.  Although the company produces great laptops (I’m typing on one), it has yet to impress us with its Android offerings. HP Slate 7 seems to be the gateway into the budget tablet world for the PC manufacturer, unfortunately it is coming a little too late. The HP Slate 7 will be available to UK residents starting 1st of May for the affordable price of only £129. The HP Slate 7 is already up for preorder on HP’s UK website and is cited to ship in 1-2 weeks. But the retailer clearly states that the tablet will launch on 1st of May. The budget tablet was announced at Mobile World Congress 2013 held in Barcelona a few months back and it failed to impress us. Although the budget price of the HP Slate 7 clearly indicates that HP is aiming to ape the success of Nexus 7, which by the way is retailing for £159 in the region. Yes it is LATE Unfortunately the Android world has moved on and we are already looking forward for the next Nexus tablet. The …

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HP Shows Off New Hologram Tech

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We’re one step closer the holodeck from Star Trek, thanks to a new development that just came out of HP Labs. According to their researchers in Palo Alto, they have finally created a hologram which is capable of displaying in 3D on top of a screen rather than inside of it, and allows users to walk around a completely three dimensional image and see it in real space. The leap in innovation was made by taking a traditional LCD display, and modifying it to accept a special type of projection device. What makes this especially interesting is that these are the same types of screens that we already have in our cell phones and tablets, so researchers hope these 3-D systems will enable new kinds of user interfaces for data visualization, portable electronics, and gaming. Conventional 3-D, the kind we find in movie theaters, provides the viewer with only one perspective. The key to making a multiview 3-D display is reproducing all the light rays reflecting off an object from every angle and to get a different image to the left and right eye of the viewer. Some systems for producing multiview 3-D images require rapidly spinning mirrors; others use …

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HP Reports 8,000 New Vulnerabilities This Year

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Earlier today at the RSA Conference 2013, HP reported that they had seen 8,000 new software vulnerabilities surface in 2012, close to a 20 percent increase over the previous year. In their Cyber Risk Report, which has been seen by industry professionals as one of the most comprehensive evaluations of network security to look forward to annually, reports this is the highest number of backdoors that administrators have dealt with since 2006, and the the most common found so far have been cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in between major websites. This is a process wherein users are asked to use one login in order to verify another, and when properly hijacked it can give hackers full access to email accounts, Facebook, and many other secure servers simply by lifting your information as it passes between the two domains. A perfect example of this is when you use Facebook to login to Spotify, even if it’s just to verify you aren’t trying to receive a second free trial. Phishing schemes drop in on the interactions the two servers are having through malware installed on the user’s computer, which then allow it to record any and all data transmissions that pass between each. …

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How to remove the hiberfil.sys file in Windows

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If you use a Windows Operating System(OS) you might notice a pretty big file “hiberfil.sys”. If you don’t notice well it might still be there and you’re giving up tons of hard drive space for a feature you possibly don’t use. The hiberfil.sys file is used by the hibernation feature in Windows. When your computer enters hibernation mode the OS copies all the contents in the RAM to the hard drive. By contents in RAM what I mean in everyday terms is whatever programs you have open the data is copied to the hard driver for when you resume the computer from hibernation. So the hiberfil.sys file can be rather huge and the more RAM your computer has the bigger the file. This sucks especially if you don’t use the hibernation feature and want the extra hard drive space back. So if that is the case I’m about to tell you how to reclaim space in Windows. It is a pretty simple and quick process. First you need to open a command prompt with administrator privilege. So depending on the version of Windows you are running you might click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories and look for Command Prompt …

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Big News: Dell to Go Private

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The big news today is that Dell, the giant in the world of OEM computers, is going to be privatized. At the cost of $24.4 billion, Dell will retake control of the shares that were issued. The founder and CEO of Dell, Michael Dell, owns somewhere around 14%. He teamed up with Silver Lake Partners and Microsoft itself is putting in at $2 billion loan.  What does all this mean for Dell? The deal will need to be approved by shareholders and is still subject to regulations. If all goes right, the deal will be wrapped up in July, at the end of Dell’s fiscal second quarter. Michael Dell will continue to lead the company as CEO, and he will maintain a very large equity investment in his company, in addition to making another very large additional investment. In response, shares for Dell rose a lot, nearly 25%, since January 11, which was the last day before Bloomberg news reported the potential deal. In the past, Dell was struggling, as the company’s stocks have lost a third of their value. The compnay had shifted its focus from areas of traditional computers, trying to provide business products. This undoubtedly ceded some …

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What is the Post-PC era?

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Apple has been talking about the Post-PC era since the introduction of the iPad. Now three years later I don’t feel we are any closer to it happening industry wide. Yes for a lot of people the iPad can seriously augment their PC use or even replace it. However when you talk about a Post-PC era it’s a very different thing. Well actually, it depends on the definition of Post-PC era doesn’t it? What is the Post-PC era?

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T3kd Weekly 50: Yahoo? WTF is Yahoo?

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This week we focused on a lot of diverse and interesting news. We talked Yahoo! and their pending fire sale, we tried to figure out what is going on at HP, we talked about the iPhone 5. We discussed why 3D in gaming is not all it’s cracked up to be, and we talked about another Android tablet. And we tell you how YOU can WIN an iPad 2!

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T3kd Weekly 39: You Untalented, Worthless Canadian!

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Episode 39 was filled with expletives, rudeness, and plain old silliness. So you know, the usual banter for a T3kd Weekly podcast. Matt apologized to all Canadians, the proceeded to make things worse. We talked about the next generation PlayStation, the HP TouchPad thing, and of course a butt load of Apple news. Hey, we gotta pay the bills.

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T3kd Weekly 36: Hackers Invade!

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This week we talked about the destruction of the Internet, Apple, the problems with the HP TouchPad, and jailbreaker’s responses to iOS 5. We also kept it clean for the first time in 4 episodes, which should make you very proud of us. Not one exploitive anywhere. We didn’t even call anyone stupid. It was almost respectable. Almost.

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